Some of the most extreme members of the House of Representatives have created a new America First Caucus and Adam Kinzinger wants them to be removed from their committee assignments.
Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar may be the two most controversial members of Congress. Greene faces a scandal on a near daily basis and has already been stripped of her committee assignment. Arizona’s Gosar recently appeared as a speaker at a White Nationalist convention.
And it is those two members who have created the new America First Caucus. According to Punchbowl News, Louie Gohmert of Texas and Barry Moore of Alabama are also expected to join. The group has been distributing materials, “recruiting people to join based on ‘Anglo-Saxon political traditions’ architectural style that ‘befits the progeny of European architecture.'”
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A new America First Caucus — led by @mtgreenee and @RepGosar — is recruiting people to join based on “Anglo-Saxon political traditions” architectural style that “befits the progeny of European architecture”
Some of the most nativist stuff we’ve seen pic.twitter.com/diPDItUt2V
— Punchbowl News (@PunchbowlNews) April 16, 2021
Kinzinger shared a tweet from Punchbowl News and wrote, “Just when I was hoping to take a long weekend away from crazy I see this. Completely disgusted.”
The Illinois Rep. followed that message with another that read, “I believe anyone that joins this caucus should have their committees stripped, and the Republican conference should expel them from conference participation. While we can’t prevent someone from calling themselves Republican, we can loudly say they don’t belong to us.”
Kevin McCarthy indirectly addressed the matter on Friday, tweeting, “America is built on the idea that we are all created equal and success is earned through honest, hard work. It isn’t built on identity, race, or religion.The Republican Party is the party of Lincoln & the party of more opportunity for all Americans—not nativist dog whistles.”
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